O. Cairo CG 25512
Other nos.: O. Cairo JE 50331, O. Cairo JE 50336, O. Cairo [unnumbered]; O. Cairo SR 01442; O. Cairo SR 01441
  
Description: Limestone, 5 x 8.5, 13 x 19 and 14 x 8 cms. Damaged. Two sides. Obverse: 16 lines in black ink, but very much blanched or rubbed off. Reverse: 3 lines in black ink. Obverse is damaged on all sides, leaving virtually no line intact, all showing lacunae at the beginning, middle, end or a combination of any of these three. Damage to reverse has had the same effect on the writing. Correction by the scribe in obverse l. 11.
Classification: journal : absence - duty (?) - labour - name
Keywords: death - inactivity - junior - woodwork - working
Provenance: Valley of Kings; Davis/Ayrton excavations 1905-1906; mark: X, X.13 (northeast of KV 13 at base of cliffs); see Reeves, Valley of the Kings , 299.
Publication: Černý, Ostraca Caire , 5-6 (description), 9*-10* (transcription), pl. VI (facsimile); Collier, Dating Late XIXth Dynasty Ostraca , 31-33, 155 (description, commentary); Helck, Die datierten und datierbaren Ostraka , 141 (outline of content) ; Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions IV, 313-315 (transcription); Wimmer, Hieratische Palaeographie 1, 46-47 (transcription; but see Wimmer, Hieratische Palaeographie 1, 22)
Dates mentioned: I Smw sw 20 + x (obv. ~2#); I Smw sw 24-28 (obv. ~5#-~11#); rnp.t-sp 6 II Smw sw 6 (obv. 13); rnp.t-sp 6 III or IV Smw (rev.)
Dates attributed: E nd of dyn. 19 (Černý) ; year 6 Seti II (Kitchen, Wimmer, Helck, Collier)
Contents: Roster (?) and absence from work and reasons thereof (e.g. obv. 8, which mentions making a chest for the vizier and obv. 15, which mentions the making of a bed).
Terminology: wsf (obv. 6, 9, 9, 11, ~11#, 11, ~12#, 12, 12, 12, 12, 14, rev. 3); m a=f (obv. 9, [10]); m a NN (obv. ~7#, ~12#, 13 (nty m a NN )); mi.t.y nA n rmT.w (obv. 6); nA n rmT nty m wsf (obv. ~13#); dmD (obv. 6, ~7#, 9, 10, 14)
Names/Titles: an. (TAty ; obv. ~8#) Any (obv. 14); Ipwy (obv. 12); Imn-m-In.t (obv. ~9#, ~10#, rev. ~2#); Bw-on.tw=f (obv. ~14#); PA-Sd (obv. ~12#); Nb-nfr sA Pn-nbw (obv. 6, 11); Nfr-Htp (sS-od ; obv. 12, 14, rev. ~2#); Nx (13, rev. ~2#); Nxw-m-Mw.t (obv. 11, ~15#, rev. ~1#, 3); Nxt-sw (obv. ~13#, rev. 3); 1Ay (aA n is.t ; obv. ~7#, ~8#, ~8#, ~9#, ~9#, ~12#, 13); 1y sA 1y-nfr (obv. 8, 11, ~14#); 1r-m-wiA (obv. ~8#, 9, ~12#, rev. ~1#); 4A-WAD.t (rev. ~1#); OH ( obv. ~6#, ~12#); 6nr-MnTw (obv. ~7#, ~9#, ~14#) Incomplete: [...]-nfr (rev. 2); 1r-[...] (obv. 5); 2a-m-[...] (obv. 5); sA 1y-[...] (obv. 4)
Remarks: For the scribe of this text, see Donker van Heel, Haring, Writing in a Workmen's Village , 53 n. 60.

Record last updated 2011-07-08


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